Cynical Quotes about Love

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
- Lord Chesterfield

Love prefers twilight to daylight.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

There are three rules for dating:
1) Don’t;
2) If you must, just be careful;
3) Forget the rules, your hormones will win anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

Love is like an hourglass,
with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

One should always be in love.
That is the reason one should never marry.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love,
listens but doesn’t believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

A woman in love can’t be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn’t be in love.
- Mae West

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
- Robert Anthony

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
- James A. Baldwin

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

Beauty is the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- Socrates

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

Look your best – who said love is blind?
- Mae West

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.
- H. L. Mencken

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy,
the first question I ask myself is:
is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
- Rita Rudner

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.
- Anonymous

One should always be in love.
That is the reason one should never marry.
- Oscar Wilde

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- Erica Jong

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

I love being married.
It’s so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

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